Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us. Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.
We are seeking a Legal Recruiting Coordinator to join the Washington, DC office. The Legal Recruiting Coordinator, under the supervision of the Legal Recruiting Regional Manager, provides support to the Recruiting function. This includes coordinating activities, projects, and programs that may be local, national, or global in nature, as well as various firmwide Legal Recruiting and other Talent initiatives. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are required.
Student and Lateral Associate Recruitment: Coordinate candidate interviews, travel arrangements, hotel reservations, and expense reimbursements; assist in producing all necessary correspondence related to recruiting efforts; assist with the preparation, coordination, and scheduling of on-campus and job fair interviews; process resumes received from candidates, placement firms, and referrals; maintain recruitment database and all recruitment and candidates files
Summer Associate Program: Coordinate events, including orientation, training programs, and social events; assist with tracking of summer associate assignments and evaluations; attend summer associate events as necessary; assist in producing necessary correspondence related to the program
Talent Management: Coordinate pre-arrival and onboarding details for new lawyers, including, but not limited to, bar examination and review course fees, stipend and advance payments, orientation programs, and new hire paperwork; coordinate other programs related to the lateral associate integration and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Working on ad hoc projects and completing other operational or administrative duties as required
Ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience in recruiting, talent management, or training and development, preferably in a law firm or other professional services industry
Bachelor’s degree required
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must have a professional demeanor and demonstrated ability to work well with lawyers, management, other administrators and support staff
Must demonstrate the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task
Must be able to work in a demanding, fast-paced, and service-oriented environment
Must be able to maintain confidentiality
Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that will require periodic overtime, especially during the summer months
Must be highly proficient with MS Office Suite and PeopleSoft or other HRIS/applicant data tracking systems
About K&L Gates
K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with over 2,000 lawyers located in 47 cities on five continents. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants, and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. We also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law as well as litigation.
We are leaders in legal issues relating to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds—technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation, telecommunications, financial services, and life sciences, among others.